Human beings are perhaps the most amazing thing that Earth has ever produced, in neither a good nor a bad way. You can view them as either so-called intelligent beings or as the bane of the planet. Whichever you choose, you cannot deny that humans have in them the potential to do so many wonderfully diverse things. Many do not rise to this challenge, but are sadly content to live their life accepting whatever comes their way.

As quoted from 'The Broken God', by David Zindell.

"The true human being is the meaning of the universe. He is a dancing star. He is the exploding singularity pregnant with infinite possibilities."